After several years of being on Citalopram, I noticed that my symptoms of depression were worsening. After a HORRIBLE experience with my ob/gyn, I at least ended up with a new prescription to try. Wellbutrin XL was working really well for me when nine days in I developed a severe rash. My doctor pulled me off of it immediately and prescribed something else that is known to make my particular issues worse (no energy, poor sleep, no sex drive and weight gain of about 15 pounds). Instead of going on this new medicine, I've been researching more natural products, especially Sam-E. I am needing some advice on whether Sam-E has worked for other people, what dosage, if any other medicines should be taken along with Sam-E, etc.? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I REFUSE to go back on these drugs and I'm looking for any alternatives. Thanks!View Thread
I am so sorry that you are dealing with the frustration of controlling your depression and trying to have a baby. Please know that you are not alone. I went through fertility treatments for two years and during that time I could not take anything at all for depression. Somehow I was able to muddle through it (I guess knowing the end result kind of helped) but I was able to go on citalopram during the last six weeks of my pregnancy (in anticipation of postpartum depression). I recently switched antidepressants and had an allergic reaction to my new one which happened to be working great. I've been looking into acupuncture as a holistic treatment for depression. It also is said to help with your fertility which could be a bonus side effect! I've also heard great results with applied kinesiology and chiropractic care which is another avenue I'm looking into as well. Hope this helps!View Thread
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